Title: Leap Year
Director: Anand Tucker
Starring: Amy Adams, Mathew Goode (not THAT Matt Goode), John Lithgow, Adam Scott,
A woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged.
Wow, so romantic comedies are NOT my thing and I tend to go out of my way NOT to watch them, but I have to admit, this movie was a riot! It's about what happens when a spoil (ish), high society type, Anna (played by Amy Adams) decides to take off, on a whim to Ireland to propose to her boyfriend Jeremy (a total ass-tard btw) (played by Adam Scott) without any plans. She simply let her father's story about the Irish tradition of women proposing to men on leap years to heart, after years, and thought she was going to fight for her man. Then she meets Declan (played by Mathew Goode) who's the definition of rougishly handsome and hilariously annoying! Declan is everything Jeremy isn't. I mean, Declan cooks, he drives himself, he swigs real beer and he isn't afraid to get his hands dirty!! What's not to like?
So anyways, hilarity ensues when she gets to Ireland and finds out that she has to find her way from this LITTLE town to where Jeremy is. First she kills the light in the whole little village because she decided to plug her dying phone into a wall socket!! I couldn't stop laughing. All the light in this village simply went out leaving the place in darkness. I fell out of my seat I was laughing so hard! Then she starts falling for Declan and to make it worse, she saw him in all his beautiful, Irish brogue, Declan glory...aka naked!
Give me a moment.....*droool...* ok Moment over!
Even though I adored this flick, I have to say that at one point though I did feel like shoving the chick (Anna) off a cliff because she got a tad annoying after about forty five minutes into the movie. I mean she does everything in her power to push Declin away and then when he finally leaves, somehow it was his fault! I hate stupid people and after a while I just wanted to smack her and yell "chica! Open your eyes! Your dream man is RIGHT THERE!" but it wouldn't be a good movie without that feeling, right?
The people in the small town added to the richness of the story and moved it along quite well. They didn't rush the story and it felt as though the writer, did his/her research when working on it. The beautiful, lush Irish countryside was showcased wonderfully with it's charming (not all the time) people.
Anyways, overall, I never thought LEAP YEAR would be any good, but I love all things Irish. This movie was a breath of fresh air from all the other crappy romantic comedies my best friend forced me to watch over the years. I won't promise I'll make it my regular thing, but once in a while, I just might give in again.